Today's News

  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Chester High Cyclones Football preview
  • Cyclones save the best for last in scrimmage

    Chester's offense didn't have a lot of success in encounters against Marlboro County and South Pointe during a four-team scrimmage Tuesday, but came up big in the night's final action.

    With the Cyclones facing the Byrnes Rebels, ranked as high as number two nationall in some polls, Chester receiver Devin jackson saw something.

    "He told me he had his man deep," said coach Maurice Flowers. "Sometimes the best thing a coach can do is listen to his players."

  • No interest in school board?

    We wrote several weeks ago that filing for the Chester County School Board of Trustees had opened, and it’s been a topic of discussion in the paper longer than that. The way we elect school board members has changed in Chester County, so we’ve been telling you about it off and on for almost a year.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE2008 ELECTION UPDATE: Fort says he will file for re-election to school board

    Dr. L.W. Fort Jr. announced Wedneday his intentions to file for the District 2 seat on the Chester County School Board.

    Fort was elected last year in a special election to fill the unexpired term of John Davis, who resigned from the board.

    “If elected, it will be my honor to serve the people of this county,” Fort said.

    Filing ends at noon today. People wishing to “declare” their candidacy must go by the Chester County Voter Registration and Election Commission on Ella Street. There is a $100 filing fee.

  • Lancaster Clerk: 'Nothing can stop the court system'

    A spare black Bible kept in a cabinet on the second floor of the Lancaster County Courthouse was used to administer oaths during court proceedings on Aug. 5, a day after the courthouse was burned in an apparent act of arson.

    Unlike stacks of records and other materials, the Bible survived the fire that destroyed much of the historic courthouse .

    A two-week court term slated to start last Monday at the courthouse was moved to the courtroom at the Municipal Justice Center on Arch Street. Despite a sudden change of venue, things appeared to flow normally Tuesday morning.

  • Chester holds off on fire contract

    he City of Chester’s contract with the fire district seems headed toward passage, but it was held up briefly on Monday.

    The fire protection arrangement within the district is often referred to as “the three-headed monster” since the fire district is funded by the county and services are administered through the city’s fire department.

  • VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Update on Lancaster County arson investigations

    Authorities have confirmed that the fire at the Sixth Circuit Solicitor's office last week was indeed arson, just as the fire that destroyed the historic Lancaster County Courhouse was ruled arson.

    No arrests have been made in either fire.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Harlean Howard gave an update on the fire investigations at a press conference Monday afternoon at the Municipal Justice Center.


  • ArrowPointe, town talk land

    Members of ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union may have to go to a different location to do their banking.

    But the move will be good, according to Arrow-Pointe Chief Executive Officer Tim Lyda.

    The credit union entered into negotiations with the Town of Great Falls on Sept. 19, 2007 for a memorandum of understanding for a possible real estate contract.

  • Town to hire sewer engineer

    After a three-hour meeting behind closed doors Thursday, the Great Falls town council voted to hire an engineer to aid the town with its waste water operations.

    “We uncovered we needed an engineer to assist with our waste water treatment plant,” Town Attorney Brian Grier said.

    Grier said council agreed to retain the services of an engineer to handle its waste water services.

    “The council approved for me to contact an engineer to handle our town’s waste water matters,” Great Falls Mayor H.C. “Speedy” Starnes Jr. said.

  • Town cleared in lawsuit

    The Town of Great Falls was cleared last week in a lawsuit filed after a high-speed chase by a former police officer.

    The lawsuit was tried in Fairfield County.

    The case was tried in Fairfield County because the accident happened over the county line, eeTown Attorney Brian Grier said.

    A motorcyclist chased by Great Falls Police in 2003 filed the suit against the police department, claiming a town police officer struck his motorcycle and injured him.

    A police report of the 2003 incident said the officer was chasing the motorcycle which struck the police car.ee